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LInksys Broadband Router

I have connected the Router to my PC okay. But when I try to connect my laptop - while the availability of the Router is recognised by my laptop - I am told that I need a password or access code to authorise connection. I have studied the instructions and re-installed several times but have not been able to obtain the code or password needed. Thank you for any assistance you can give me.

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Hi Gurrane,

As far as I can determine from the information you have provided, all you have to do is to open the wireless adapter program (application) on your laptop by clicking on the icon that indicates you have a connection. Then go to the set-up or what ever they call it and enter the SSID (network name) and the type of encyption used by your router. The SSID is already entered as "linksys" as default by your router when new, so enter "linksys". You may or may not need a password depending whether or not you use encryption. You should be able to run the application program for your router on your PC and enter the set-up for any of the information needed for your router settings.


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You see doesn's the password you created. it needs a passphrase created by the router.
it looks like this
when you set-up your router on your pc try to save the
"wireless security information"
by copying it and paste it to a notepad or where you could put it.
ok? hope I helped you ^.^

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